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File #: 2019-0287    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/1/2019 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/11/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18981
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the conservation futures program; amending Ordinance 13717, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.003, Ordinance 8867, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.005, Ordinance 8867, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.010, Ordinance 13717, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.025, Ordinance 14714, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.035, Ordinance 18774, Section 1, and K.C.C. 26.12.100, Ordinance 15548, Section 1, and K.C.C. 2.28.0015 and Ordinance 14714, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.36.070 and repealing Ordinance 8867, Section 3, and K.C.C. 26.12.030, Ordinance 8867, Section 4, and K.C.C. 26.12.040 and Ordinance 9430, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.050.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove, Joe McDermott, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Conservation Futures
Code sections: 2.28.0015 - ., 2.36.070 - , 26.12.003 - , 26.12.005 - ., 26.12.010 - , 26.12.025 - *, 26.12.030 - ., 26.12.035 - ., 26.12.040 - ., 26.12.050 - ., 26.12.100 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18981, 2. 2019-0287 transmittal letter, 3. 2019-0287 fiscal note, 4. 2019-0287; -0288; -0289_SR_CFT, 5. 2019-0287_ATT4_S1_CFT Code Update_8.16.19, 6. 2019-0287_ATT5_S1_CFT Code Update_8.16.19_Redline, 7. 2019-0287_ATT12_Open Space Equity Cabinet Report, 8. 2019-0287; -0288; -0289_SR_dated_09032019_CFT_ME_9.3.19, 9. 2019-0287_ATT4_S2_CFT Code Update_8.27.19, 10. 2019-0287_ATT5_S2_CFTCodeUpdate_Redline, 11. 2019-0287_ATT6_AMD_KL DLS_to S2, 12. 2019-0287_AMD1_RDem_Removal of CFT_to S2, 13. 2019-0287_AMD2_KL DLS_to S2, 14. 2019-0287; -0288; -0289_RevisedSR_CFT
Staff: Tracy, Jake
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to the conservation futures program; amending Ordinance 13717, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.003, Ordinance 8867, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.005, Ordinance 8867, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.010, Ordinance 13717, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.025, Ordinance 14714, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.035, Ordinance 18774, Section 1, and K.C.C. 26.12.100, Ordinance 15548, Section 1, and K.C.C. 2.28.0015 and Ordinance 14714, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 2.36.070 and repealing Ordinance 8867, Section 3, and K.C.C. 26.12.030, Ordinance 8867, Section 4, and K.C.C. 26.12.040 and Ordinance 9430, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 26.12.050.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Adoption of Ordinance 18774 in 2018 set in motion King County's Land Conservation Initiative with the goal of conserving and preserving the last remaining high conservation value lands throughout King County within thirty years, both in unincorporated areas and within cities, to maintain and sustain the quality of life, livability and strength of our region's economy.
2. For decades, King County has demonstrated leadership in protecting open space. In 1982, King County initiated its conservation futures tax ("CFT") levy program, which has successfully protected more than one hundred thousand acres of valuable forestlands, farmlands, open spaces, natural lands and urban greenspaces.
3. This long legacy of open space conservation has made King County one of the most livable areas in the country and a sought-after place to live, work and do business. However, many communities across King County lack basic levels of open space infrastructure, and ready access to parks, greenspaces and trails.
4. An advisory group of regional leaders helped shape the Land Conservation Initiative, providing a final report in December 2017. The report stated that, "While we live in a region with a strong history of protecting open spaces, not a...

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